I'm interested to see what people will go with, here. I haven't driven mine through a Minnesota winter yet, but it's coming. My old 2001 Focus ZX3 was awful with p205 tires, now I'm up to 215 which could be worse.
I'm using Barum Polaris3's on the OEM 16" alloys. I'm impressed... still slippery in slushy conditions, but really, you're not going to stick to the road with any tire in slippery conditions. Compared to last winter on the factory tires... WAY better.. Oh and these are just as quiet as the factory tires!